Peter Hacker 

United Kingdom

Peter M.S. Hacker is Emeritus Fellow at St John’s College, Oxford, where he was a Tutorial Fellow in philosophy from 1966 to 2006.

Professor Hacker has held visiting chairs in North America, and both British Academy and Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships. He held a part-time chair at the University of Kent from 2013 to 2016.

Peter Hacker is the author of nineteen books and over a hundred and fifty papers. His main interests lie in the philosophy of Wittgenstein, the history of analytic philosophy, philosophy of mind, and philosophy and cognitive neuroscience.

The first ministerial WHO conference on global action against dementia in 2015 stated, "We need to invest more in research to develop a drug, but also to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and the support of their caregivers."

For complex challenges an interdisciplinary synthesis can be more important and more relevant than technical and disciplinary expertise. Global problems require an international synthesis.

Joost Van Meerbeeck

Co-Chair LIAS/LIAS Foundation